Coronavirus is the pandemic causing havoc in the lives of people. With almost all countries around the world suffering from the infection and the death tolls rising, it is important to avoid exposure by taking effective preventive measures. Several countries have ordered lockdown and ordered people to stay indoors. To break the chain of infection, it is our responsibility to eliminate the risk of infection. So, what are the best ways to protect yourself and your family members? Focus on your as it is the new frontier against the pandemic. Here are some practical steps to maintain good hygiene and keep coronavirus away:
Wash Your Hands
Every TV channel you view, newspaper or magazine you read to gather more information regarding good hygiene suggests washing your hands. You may have heard it a million times, but there is no more effective method to lower the risk of COVID-19 other than washing your hands after you sneeze, cough, use the restroom, or touch any surface. Follow the right technique of handwashing to remove germs and virus presence from your hands. Wet your hand and use soap. Rub your hands together to form lather and scrub your hands for at least twenty seconds before washing it off.
Clean And Disinfect
Cleaning and disinfecting are two different things. But, combined, they offer good protection against coronavirus. You need to clean the surface to remove the contaminants effectively. Use soapy water or cleaning spray on the surface and wipe them to clean the surface. Then, apply surface-appropriate disinfectants to kill pathogens. You can use store-bought disinfectant solution, spray or wipes to get desired results. While cleaning and disinfecting, focus on the high-touch risk surfaces. Clean and disinfect such areas with high interaction. It can include:
- Doorknobs or handles
- Kitchen counters
- Table surfaces
- Chairs (the seat, arms, and back)
- TV remotes
- Light switches
- Bathroom counters
- Faucet knobs and faucets
- Toilet seat and handles
- Laptop/Computer keyboard
- Game controllers
Since everyone’s home is different and the use of surface can vary, you need to check the surface you interact with the most. Clean and disinfect them.
Open Your Windows
Fresh air can flush out the contaminants accumulated in your home. It can also eliminate viral practices in the air. So, open the windows of your home for increased fresh air circulation and keep the viral particles away.
Use A Humidifier
Recent researches indicate high relative humidity and high temperature discourages the transmission of COVID-19 to an extent. So, you can use a humidifier to maintain the indoor humidity around 40% to 60%.
Clean Items You Use Everyday
While you clean and disinfect your home, never forget to clean the items you use regularly. So, wash your clothes carefully. Clean your reusable grocery bags and other accessories. It is also important to clean and disinfect your phone. Use disinfectant wipes to clean your phone, laptops, or other devices you use. Follow special consideration for other devices.
While a lot is going on, never stress yourself. With a little care, you can avoid the scary situation. Stay away from the crowd. So, stay at home and make yourself safe from coronavirus. Follow the tips to make your home virus-free.